Why does my girl have bad breath?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epeloquin, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six girls and they are a little over six weeks old. One of my Barred Rocks has stinky breath. She is in every other way fine. She eats well, poops well and is just as energetic as the others. I have felt her crop and it feels normal, like the others. She just has stinky breath! Anyone else encounter this?
     
  2. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

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    I have read that mean resptory infection Im not sure hope others come alone
     
  3. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my flock suffered mycoplasma last year and there heads smelled rotten, are there any other symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, sneezing, runny nose/eyes?
     
  4. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has shown no adverse symptoms at all. That is why it is mysterious. In fact, she is growing very well and is the largest of my three Rocks.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Does it smell sour? Search sour crop and you'll find lots of advise.
     
  6. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It does smell sour but the odd thing is that she is eating and pooping totally normal and her behavior is totally normal too. I have been giving the ygurt just because they have been freeranging a lot and I want to be sure their bellies stay happy. I am pretty sure she is eating it too but not positive. I assume so because she eats everything everyone else does. Just to cover my bases I will post this in emergencies.
     
  7. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    perhaps she has some old yogurt on her face that's stinky?
     

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